You have a new Samsung TV, and now you’re excited to watch your favorite shows. All good! But it doesn’t take long before that excitement turns into frustration. Specifically, when you try to stream using Hulu, the app is not working on your Samsung TV. The picture freezes, the audio plays but no video, or it won’t load at all. It’s frustrating but don’t give up yet! There are plenty of easy fixes for Hulu not working on Samsung TVs. We’ve already covered how to fix Hulu crashing on Chromecast. If that’s not your problem, then there are a few other things you can do.
Check Samsung TV’s firmware is up to date
If you’re having trouble with Hulu on your Samsung TV, the first thing you should check is whether your TV’s firmware is up to date. Firmware updates occasionally come out to improve the overall performance and stability of Samsung TVs. To check for a firmware update on your Samsung TV:
1. From your TV’s home screen, navigate to Settings.
2. Select Support > Software Update.
3. If there’s a newer version of the firmware available, select Update Now.
4. Once the update has been downloaded and installed, try using Hulu again and see if the issue has been resolved.
Check if the Hulu app is up to date
One of the first things you should check if Hulu is not working on your Samsung TV is whether the Hulu app is up to date. To do this, go to your Samsung TV’s Home screen, then navigate to and select the “Apps” row. Find the Hulu app icon, select it with your remote, and then press the “Gear” icon to enter its Settings menu. From here, select “About” and then look for an “Update App” button. If one is available, follow the on-screen instructions to install the latest Hulu update.
Check if the TV and the Hulu app are connected to the same network
If you’re sure your TV and the Hulu app are connected to the same network, try these troubleshooting tips:
1. Check your internet connection
2. Restart your TV and the Hulu app
3. Update the Hulu app
4. Check if there’s an issue with your account
5. Delete and reinstall the Hulu app
6. Check if there’s a problem with your Samsung TV
7. Contact Samsung support
8. Contact Hulu support
Check the DNS settings on your Samsung TV
If you’re having trouble streaming Hulu on your Samsung TV, it’s likely due to a network connectivity issue. Before you troubleshoot, it’s a good idea to check your DNS settings to see if they’re configured correctly.
To do this, go to your Samsung TV’s menu and navigate to the network settings. Once you’re there, select “IP Settings” and make sure that your DNS settings are set to “Automatic.” If they’re not, select “automatic” and enter the appropriate DNS server addresses for your region.
Once you’ve made sure that your DNS settings are correct, try streaming Hulu again. If you’re still having trouble, move on to the next fix.
Check if your Samsung TV’s software is up to date
One of the first things you should do if you’re having trouble with Hulu on your Samsung TV is checked to see if your TV’s software is up to date. To do this:
-Open the Settings menu on your Samsung TV.
-Select “Support” and then “Software Update.”
-If an update is available, select “Update Now.”
If there is no update available, or if the update does not fix the issue, continue to the next section.
Check if the time and date settings on your Samsung TV are correct
If you find that Hulu is not working on your Samsung TV, the first thing you should check is the time and date settings. If these are not set correctly, it can cause problems with streaming content.
To check the time and date settings:
1. Press the Home button on your Samsung TV remote control to access the main menu.
2. Navigate to Settings and select it.
3. Navigate to System and select it.
4. Select Clock.
5. Check that the time and date are set correctly and select Done.
6. Close the Settings menu and try streaming Hulu again.
Check if the location settings on your Samsung TV are correct
1. On your Samsung TV, go to Settings.
2. Select System.
3. Select Location Settings.
4. Make sure that the location is set to the United States.
5. Exit the location settings menu and try Hulu again.
Check if your Samsung TV’s HDMI ports are working
If you’re having trouble playing Hulu on your Samsung TV, the first thing you should do is check if your TV’s HDMI ports are working. An easy way to do this is to plug a different device, like a Blu-ray player, into one of the HDMI ports and see if it works.
If the port isn’t working, there are a few things you can try:
– Use a different HDMI port on your TV.
– Unplug and replug the HDMI cable.
– Reboot your TV.
– If you’re using an AV receiver or soundbar, make sure it’s turned on and set to the correct input.
Check if your Samsung TV’s power cycle
This step might sound silly, but it’s worth a try. Switch off your TV and unplug it from the power outlet. Once it’s been unplugged for a minute or two, plug it back in and turn it on.
If you’re using a surge protector, make sure that it hasn’t been tripped. A tripped surge protector will shut off power to your TV to protect it from power surges.
Check if you need to delete and reinstall the Hulu app on your Samsung TV
If you’re having trouble with the Hulu app on your Samsung TV, you may need to delete and reinstall it. To do this:
1. Use the remote control that came with your TV to access the Terms & Conditions page for Samsung Smart Hub.
2. Scroll down to the Delete section and select the app you want to delete.
3. Press the Enter button on your remote control to confirm that you want to delete the app.
4. Once the app has been deleted, restart your TV.
5. Go to Samsung’s app store and search for Hulu.
6. Select Install and follow the prompts to complete the installation process.
Check if you need to factory reset your Samsung TV
Before you start, it’s important to make sure that your Samsung TV is set to the correct country. To do this, go to Settings > System > General > Location. If your TV is not set to the correct country, you may not be able to access Hulu.
If you’re still having trouble accessing Hulu after changing your location, you may need to factory reset your Samsung TV. To do this, go to Settings > Support > Self Diagnosis > Reset.